Kenneth F. Burns Bridge





Located over a lake that teems with swimmers and boaters during the summer and regatta seasons, the Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge can be viewed by motorists, boaters, swimmers and residents around the lake.  Following completion of the Preliminary Design, Illumination Arts was on the winning team for the Design/Build contract for the bridge.  Elegant, curved arches are enhanced with low levels of light below deck to reveal the beauty of the structure without imposing upon the lakeside residents.  Above deck, 50’ tall sail-shaped gateways at either end of the bridge will become nighttime icons, with a colored lighting system that washes the sail surfaces with light.  Cool white LED handrail lighting will contrast with the warm roadway lighting to define the walkway, while accent lights on interpretive panels and city seals will create secondary focal points for pedestrians and bicyclists.


Project Details



Worcester/Shrewsbury, MA



Fay, Spofford & Thorndike



Matthew Houston Photography




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